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to step down. but in an exclusive interview, libyan's colonel gaddafi came out fighting. the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. said that he was delusional. >> it was colonel gaddafi's first interview since this crisis started. he agreed to see bbc news and the sunday times. he said that the u.n.sanction resolutions against libyan were illegitima illegitimate. and asked if he would leave the country. [laughter] as if anyone would leave their home land, he said. >> mr. gaddafi, you have been known as the leader, and for years. and plenty of people in this country would say that the biggest obstacle of change for them and libya is you. >> he said that his presence actually instigated change for the people. >> in recent years you have had important western leaders like tony blair coming here. and now there are western leers leaders saying you should go. >> of course it's betrayal, they have no morals, besides if they want me to step down, what do i step down from? i am not a monarch or king. >> but you can step down even if you don't have a formal title. >> it's honor, he said, nothing to
of colonel gaddafi would work? we know he has been using his fighter planes to attack opposition areas in the east of the country. >> it would certainly work if it was set up properly. it would not be perfect. i operated underneath and knobs -- not fly zone when i was in bosnia. there were. serb jet -- there were instances of serb jets flying. would have to be set up properly and it would have to be led by the united states. british cannot do it alone. we do not have the assets. >> it it is a question of time, i suppose, to get the international coordination. yesterday, the libyan fighter jets were carrying out attacks in the east of the country. it could take days, at least, to get international agreement amongst nato countries to set up the no-fly zone. >> and united nations. united nation often works at the speed of the striking slug -- a striking slug. if they really wanted to do it, they could call in -- the president of the security council could get this moving. we need the authority of the world to get this going. planning is happening now. certainly, they will be planning, pos
with jeremy bowen in london. >> the u.s. jets returning to their base in italy. the decision to use air power against colonel gadhafi in libya was taken quickly, so quickly that they are still sorting out the politics behind it. if that is one reason for the london conference, assembling ministers and diplomats from 40 countries, and the arab league and the african union to back u.n. resolutions. though thertheir enthusiasm for military action varies. the mandate to protect civilians also means taking sides in a civil war. >> we made the right choice, that was to draw a line in the desert sand to halt the murderous advance of gaddafi's forces. no one has yet to explain when or how that commitment ends. the conference also said -- started the process toward more legitimacy. this is the closest of rebels have to a political leadership and would like more help on the ground, too. >> the americans said they would consider arming the rebels. is that something you would like? >> you can see that they are fighting with machine guns, etc. >> the u.s., france, and britain are talking about army the re
treatment. >> i spoke to the bbc's correspondent in tokyo and he gave us more about the situation of those workers. >> at this stage, there are very sketchy details about what the effects of the radiation might be. we know that the two of them that have been taken to the hospital -- one have been moved on to a specialist institute. the level of radiation that they were exposed to, we heard it is somewhere between 170 and 180 millisieverts per hour period that roughly equates to an outwardly rate of getting 2/3 of what is the recommended annual dose. a very high exposure level, and one that has caused a great yeadeal of concern and sparked a round of press conferences. they are giving out what information they can. they are fully aware that this will cause a great deal of alarm, the notion that some of the contractors working so hard to try to restore power to get the monitoring and cooling systems back up and running, that some of those workers may have come into serious harm. >> clearly, any reference to radiation obviously causes considerable alarm. we have seen that in tokyo with the wa
the tactics used. >> having in mind the protection of the civilian population, how can one use air strikes, which lead to more losses among the peaceful population. we cannot help but be concerned. >> and among those actively involved in the air strikes, control remains as to who is an overall control of the operation. france, britain, in the u.s. have taken the lead so far, but nato has yet to agree whether the alliance should have a leading role in the mission. the meetings for talks have been scheduled for all of the key international players in london next week. ministers will be hoping to have resolved the issue of control by then. bbc news. >> earlier, i spoke to the former u.s. ambassador to the united nations under president bill clinton, and the arab league, the african union, and others that are not fully committed to air strikes, and president obama said the international community is fully behind the action in libya. >> first, you have to remember that the international community did pass this through the union, so there is that international credibility. as this goes on longer
of us have to continue the pressure and isolation on the gadhafi regime. this includes a unified front of diplomatic and political pressure that makes clear to gaddafi he must go. >> the military pressure is being applied by the american, british, and french-led attacks, tilting the odds in favor of the rebels. so far, coalition support has held. but some countries question how long it can continue and what the end game should be. in this libya conflict, what should come next? turkey, a regional power, once a cease-fire, but negotiations, possibly even allowing gaddafi to stay in power. israel also wants a cease-fire and a political deal with gaddafi leaving the country. britain, france, and the united states are adamant gaddafi must go. they want him to face trial for war crimes, with libyans choosing their next leader. who could shed libyas future? this crucial meeting. the foreign secretary, jabril, is a key figure. >> the real aspirations of the libyan people are to be free, to live under a constitutional democratic system where there is a rule of law, all the essential freedoms ar
disquiet over the tactics used by allied air crews. >> having in mind the protection of civilians, how can one use airstrikes that lead to more losses? we cannot help but be concerned. amongst those involved, concern remains over who is in control of the operation. france, britain, and the u.s. has taken the lead but there is yet to be agreement. a meeting for talks has been scheduled for the key international players in london next week. ministers will have hoped to -- hope to have resolved the issue by then. >> the news from reuters, residents of tripoli said loud explosions have been heard in the ieee area. it is the fifth night of air strikes against colonel gaddafi is forces. that has come from city residents speaking to the reuters news agency. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu said israel will react aggressively and wisely after a first attack on a bus in jerusalem. one person was killed and 30 others injured after a blast of a crowded bus stop. there is much concern about another cycle of retaliation. >> chaos and confusion in central jerusalem this afternoon. traveling on
. the u.s. ambassador to the un branded the performance as "delusional." we spoke to the man at the center of libya's unfolding crisis. >> it was colonel gaddafi's first interview for western journalists since the crisis started. he agreed to see the bbc, abc news from the united states, and "the sunday times." the interview was held in a restaurant overlooking tripoli port. he said the u.n. sanctions against libya was illegitimate. he was asked if he would ever leave the country. >> [laughter] as if anyone would leave their homeland. >> you are known as the leader here. you have been the leader for many years. there are plenty of people in this country who would say the biggest obstacle to change for them and for libya is you. he said his presence actually instigated change for the people. mr gaddafi has no official title as leader. in recent years, you have had a rapprochement with western countries. you have had leaders like tony blair come here. but now leaders are queuing up to say you should go. do you feel a sense of the trail about that? -- of the trail about that. >> of course it
going up. will this drive us into electric cars? >> probably. >> i'm thinking about it. >> we will have a talk after this. the it is typically a big one, 170 new models expected but this is an industry that has a big shadow over it with record high oil prices. it got record high gasoline prices in the united states. no doubt the focus will be hybrid electric vehicles. we will be speaking to a spat of car c.e.o.'s and in about 20 minutes i will be speaking to the president of ford. then we have the vice president of opal, et cetera, et cetera. >> look for a good deal. new zealand has observed a two-machine silence overnight to mark a week since the city of chri christchurch was devastated by an earthquake. 154 killed and others missing. the death toll is suggested to reach 240. we have this report from cries -- christchurch. >> at 12:55 new zealand fell silent. marking a moment of chaos and terror. not just in christchurch where the loss of life is heaviest but across the country. in wellington, and every corner of this grieving nation. the prime minister leading the tributes and promisi
the libyan air force and no longer exists as a fighting force. the senior u.s. commander says that troops loyal to gaddafi are still violating a u.n. resolution 1973. misrata is besieged by government tanks and artillery. mike will reject reports. >> characteristically the finance -- define it, colonel gaddafi on the first night of bombing. he said that those attacking libya would end up in the dustbin of history. colonel gaddafi has pledged there would be no surrender, and this on another night with a burst of anti-aircraft fire. from the american secretary of state hillary clinton, a suggestion that efforts might be under way to look for an exit strategy. >> i am not aware that he personally has reached out, but i know people allegedly on his behalf up and reaching out. that is why i say this is a very dynamic situation. >> be diplomatic strategy has been to convince the libyan leader to take another course. these pictures provide more insight into the military reality confronting him and his forces. it shows as helicopters taking off for an operation at night with american ships involv
combined the protection of the civilian population, how can one use air strikes which lead to more losses among a peaceful population? we cannot help but be concerned. >> amongst those actively involved in the air strikes, concern remains over who is in overall control of the operation? france, britain and the u.s. have taken the lead so far but they have yet agreed on the international council having the lead. >> in the rebel strong hold of benghazi we were said though the coalition was welcome, there was concern about the questions in misrata. >> more than 300 coalition sorties by air -- aircraft. 160 tomahawk missiles fired so far, probably getting on towards the 00, so it's a big coalition effort and no doubt the gratitude is here but people are worried about the situation in misrata, the last rebel strong hold and we're hearing gaddafi forces have been bomb barding although the libyan foreign ministers denied it saying there's just limited skirmishing and fighting going on in that city, but all the reports from the residents are saying it's a desperate situation running out of medica
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